ISCP TalkMarch 18, 2014
Salon: Terike Haapoja and Anouk Kruithof
Using three large-scale research projects, Terike Haapoja will critically investigate the material and political conditions of our human-centric worldview. The installation Closed Circuit – Open Duration, last seen in the Nordic Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, uses scientific technologies to create a garden where human and non-human processes meet. The Party of Others is an ongoing political intervention looking at the structures of discrimination in the core of democracy, while The Museum of The History of Others looks at world history from the perspective of other species.
Anouk Kruithof will discuss two of her most recent projects: Pixel-stress and Every Thing is Wave which were initiated during her first ISCP residency in March and April of 2013. Both projects address troubling aspects of contemporary Western culture: surveillance technology, the financial crisis, and power structures as well as more general existential issues of modern life including stress, pressure, dreams, social status, feelings of alienation resulting from technological development, and insanity.